I'm spending too much time on kids.gov trying to understand and I can tell you 9 out of 10 Brits have no idea how the US electoral system works. I have figured that its all down to the ECV total of 270 out of the 530ish total available that gets the presidency but have some outstanding questions if anyone fancies giving them a go. 1) What determines the number of Electoral College Votes a state gets? is it just based on population/ EG the more people in that state then the more college votes it has? Am I right in thinking the number of electors a state has is the number of people who will continue to congress? 2) Are the people who represent the electors already sitting in Congress? or are these all new people? will lots of new people suddenly start appearing in Congress? what happens to the old people? how long do these electors in congress last for? the same duration as the presidency ie 4 years? 3) Where do senators come from?...there are 100 right?...are they elected separately? 4) If the president wants to pass a law am I right in thinking it has to be voted thru by both the house of representatives and the senate before it becomes law? 5) If Clinton wins does that naturally mean there will be more Democrats in Congress than republicans and vice versa for Trump? Thanks for any help with this!